News / February 19, 2019 Pasadena Receives $5M to Combat Homelessness

By Terry Miller In the city manager’s weekly report, William Huang, director of housing, the Department has apparently received a notice of three separate awards to help combat the ever- increasing homelessness situation on the streets of Pasadena. The alarming growth of homeless people has created a dire need for immediate help, especially in the...

News / February 19, 2019 Pasadena Republican Club Files Amended Complaint in Civil Rights Lawsuit Against WJC and City of Pasadena

By Alex Cordero The Pasadena Republican Club (PRC) filed their first amended complaint against the Western Justice Center (WJC), Judith Chirlin and The City of Pasadena earlier this month. In the introduction of their civil rights claim the PRC states that the WJC along with the executive committee, managing property owned by the City of...

News / February 14, 2019 Pasadena PD Plans Traffic Enforcement

The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a Traffic Enforcement program on Feb. 15 throughout the City of Pasadena. Officers will be deployed at various locations throughout the city to look for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed or red signals. When violations are observed, violators will be cited and/or...

News / February 13, 2019 Pasadena Wildfire Town Hall Meeting Slated for Feb. 21

Legislators representing communities at risk of wildfires along the San Gabriel Foothills from La Cañada to Upland will host a wildfire town hall in Pasadena on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Pasadena High School gymnasium. “We live in an area that is beautiful yet prone to wildfires which poses a risk to our...

News / February 13, 2019 Pasadena Announces $5K Reward for Information in Unsolved Homicides

The City of Pasadena will be offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction in any existing unsolved Pasadena murder case. In the past 10 years, there have been 53 homicides in Pasadena and seven remain unsolved. In order to claim a reward, you must provide information to the Pasadena...

News / February 13, 2019 Pasadena Chamber; Restaurant Owners Reflect on Minimum Wage Increase

By Terry Miller A rather contentious, long-winded, as well as marijuana infused council meeting Monday didn’t stop councilmembers from raising the minimum wage despite huge opposition from the business community. However, many, including POP and the 2019 Rose Queen, vehemently stood their ground for the $15 minimum wage increase. Expounding the curriculum vitae of the...

News / February 13, 2019 Pasadena Councilman Victor Gordo, Target of Recall Petition

A recall petition has been filed by the owner of Golden State Collective, a marijuana dispensary targeted by a recent raid and arrest.  The owner of the unsanctioned dispensary has his crosshairs on Gordo: “Victor Gordo puts his personal profits ahead of the people of Pasadena,” it reads. “He is unresponsive to calls and correspondence,...

News / February 12, 2019 Pasadena Minimum Wage Increases as Fight for $15 Prevails

By John Orona Following a boisterous meeting that involved dueling economists and plenty of crowd participation, the Pasadena City Council voted 7-1 to approve continuing a minimum wage increase that will reach $15 an hour by 2020. The council previously approved the stepped minimum wage increase in 2016 but stipulated that they “pause” the advancement...

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The Little Sunshine Foundation Honors Pasadena Councilman
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The Little Sunshine Foundation Honors Pasadena Councilman

Pasadena City Councilman, Tyron Hampton and new President of the Los Angeles Sparks, Danita Johnson, will be honored for empowering youth at the Little Sunshine Inaugural Banquet Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m at Arroyo Pacific Academy. The Little Sunshine Foundation is a non-profit California corporation founded by a 14-year-old high…

How Have Pasadena Chamber Members Adjusted to Minimum Wage Changes?
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How Have Pasadena Chamber Members Adjusted to Minimum Wage Changes?

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce release results from a survey of its members concerning the impact of the city’s minimum wage requirements. The survey was conducted in January and 416 of its members, out of 2,000 who received the survey, responded. The Chamber now encourages the City Council to defer to the state schedule and…

Pasadena’s Traffic Enforcement Program Nets 195 Citations
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Pasadena’s Traffic Enforcement Program Nets 195 Citations

On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, officers assigned to the Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section conducted a traffic enforcement program throughout the city of Pasadena. Officers were on the lookout for dangerous driving behavior including speeding, red light violations, right of way violations, and other violations that lead to traffic collisions. The goals of these programs…

Pasadena Police Launch ‘Community Briefing’ Police Blotter
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Pasadena Police Launch ‘Community Briefing’ Police Blotter

By Terry Miller Former Pasadena Chief of Police, Phillip Sanchez, used to distribute a weekly email entitled ‘Touching Base’ to community members, staff and local media. In the light of the new approach to community policing and transparency, under the careful eye of new Chief of Police, John Perez, the city has once again, put…

Pasadena’s Underground Utilities Timetable – Hundreds of Years
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Pasadena’s Underground Utilities Timetable – Hundreds of Years

Underground Utility Districts Program is estimated to cost $2 billion By Terry Miller No action was taken Monday by Pasadena council regarding the underground utility program to clear our streets of the thousands of power poles and lines that adorn Pasadena neighborhoods. As you may recall, infamous Danny Wooten embezzled funds from that very program…

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